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The Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes (Scientists in the Field)

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Since the dawn of human existence, people have gazed up at the night sky and wondered about the moon. Here the veteran nonfiction author Elaine Scott skillfully presents a wealth of captivating, kid-friendly information, covering everything from the newest theories on how the moon formed, to the recent, startling discovery of water on its surface and the very real possibility of future moon colonies. Illustrated with stunning, full-color photographs and packed with fun facts, this is the most complete and up-to-date book available on the moon and should find a home on every curious childandrsquo;s bookshelf. Includes glossary, bibliography, and index.

Synopsis:

The universe is rapidly expanding. Of that much scientists are certain. But how fast? And with what implications regarding the fate of the universe?

Ellen Jackson and Nic Bishop follow Dr. Alex Fillippenko and his High-Z Supernova Search Team to Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, where they will study space phenomena and look for supernovae, dying stars that explode with the power of billions of hydrogen bombs. Dr. Fillippenko looks for black holes--areas in space with such a strong gravitational pull that no matter or energy can escape from them--with his robotic telescope. And they study the effects of dark energy, the mysterious force that scientists believe is pushing the universe apart, causing its constant and accelerating expansion.

Synopsis:

A captivating, comprehensive, and accessible look at the Moon, illustrated with spectacular full-color photographs.

About the Author

Nic Bishop, who holds a doctorate in the biological sciences, is the photographer of many acclaimed books for children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618563258
Author:
Jackson, Ellen B.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Photographer:
Bishop, Nic
Author:
Jackson, Ellen
Author:
Bishop, Nic
Author:
Scott, Elaine
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Supernovae
Subject:
Astronomy - Star Guides
Subject:
Science & Nature - Astronomy
Subject:
Science & Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Subject:
Black holes (astronomy)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Childrens Science
Subject:
Science & Technology - Astronomy
Subject:
Moon;la luna;space;planets;astronauts;science;rocket;moon landing;Neil Armstrong
Subject:
moon rocks;moon colony;atmosphere;Elaine Scott;NASA
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Scientists in the Field Series
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color photographs
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
The universe is rapidly expanding. Of that much scientists are certain. But how fast? And with what implications regarding the fate of the universe?

Ellen Jackson and Nic Bishop follow Dr. Alex Fillippenko and his High-Z Supernova Search Team to Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, where they will study space phenomena and look for supernovae, dying stars that explode with the power of billions of hydrogen bombs. Dr. Fillippenko looks for black holes--areas in space with such a strong gravitational pull that no matter or energy can escape from them--with his robotic telescope. And they study the effects of dark energy, the mysterious force that scientists believe is pushing the universe apart, causing its constant and accelerating expansion.

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A captivating, comprehensive, and accessible look at the Moon, illustrated with spectacular full-color photographs.
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